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a contact high. >> not in this room. >> in your story . in your story. tonight, we're taking you to a place much colder. at 9:00 make sure you tune into "march of the penguins." "march of the penguins." ac 360 starts now -- captions by vitac -- in for anderson cooper tonight, breaking news, if you're traveling pretty much anywhere. more than 2,000 flights cancelled as the first big storm of the season hits hard and by big, i mean big. by this time tomorrow night, about 100 million people, near lie 1/3rd of the country will be affected. plenty of people already are. winter weather advisories from minnesota to maine. blizzard warnings across new england. boston where it takes a lot to close the schools, the schools are closing. new york and new jersey governors late today declaring
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states of emergency announcing highway closings. the first week in office for mayor bill blazio. it's no better for air travelers. more than 2,000 flights cancelled so far. the wave starting at chicago's o'hare working it's way east now hammering one hub of another. delays are spreading through the system. traffic in and out of boston's logan airport being halted early tonight with no flights planned for tomorrow morning. then, after all that, which sounds plenty bad, it could get worse. as temperatures plunge on the backside of this storm. well, covering this from all the angles with fred up in boston, ted rolands in chicago and ted at washington's regan international airport and regan steel in the weather center. fred, boston has already declared a state of emergency, the city has. it's been snowing hard there all day, pretty soon it will be
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snowi snowi snowi snowing wickid hard as they say in boston. >> if you look at the snow flakes, many are coming horizontally because the wind has been picking up in the last couple hours. we're expected to come into the phase where the snowfall is worse and the wind becomes the strongest and also where the temperatures plummet. i want to show you here. i would say we have about, six, seven inches of snow already on the ground and as you see, the wind is coming down -- is really blowing hard, and there is more snow coming. if you look at the street here, this was cleared by a snowplow, i would say less than five minutes ago and it's already completely white again. those are difficulties the road crews are having coming to terms with this and the mayor of boston who is due to leave office in just a couple of days, has said that people should stay off the roads, so the road crews can do their thing. clearly, it's going to be really severe tonight and as they wake
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up tomorrow and some places in massachusetts, john, there are counties reporting more than a foot of snow on the ground, john. >> it looks plenty unpleasant where you are, fred. it could be worse on the cape and much of new eng leland's co. they are getting blizzard warnings. how bad are they expecting things to be? >> bad for places like cape cod for instance. the big difference is first of all, the snowfall will be worse. the winds, of course, will be much higher, as well. what you have in this area, john, it sort of comes and goes. there are waves where you have really, really bad snow and high winds and there, the winds will be sustained and the snowfall will be more sustained, as well. more will come down in a more sustained manner and therefore, they will have bigger problem when they wake up in the morning with snow on the ground and difficult to come out of the driveways and one thing the state of massachusetts is saying, it is urging people to stock up on supplies to be able
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to make it through at least three days in case things get really bad and in case you can't leave your home and buy things. >> thank you so much. hang in there. the temperature is falling with the snow, falling into deadly territory. they are experiencing this already in chicago. the temperatures dropping on the backside of the storm. ted rollins is there and ted, you've been standing outside all morning. i've been talking to you since this morning but the temperatures have gone way, way down since then. >> reporter: yes, it's dropped about 15 degrees in the last few hours. we're in the single digits by tomorrow morning, john, when we talk again it will be about nine below zero without the windchill here in illinois outside chicago. throughout the midwest temperatures below zero. the farther north you go, the worse it gets. the snow is bad. we had it for a few days, but this is worse. >> it doesn't look fun at all, but it pretty much snowed for three straight days.
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what kind of problems did that cause? >> reporter: well, as you imagine, the roads, it was difficult to keep clear because as it came down, they cleared it and it came down. the good thing was it was a holiday week, so there weren't many commuters going in and out of chicago. the biggest problem you talked about, o'hare. 2,000 flights nationwide cancelled today, most of them out of o'hare. a tough couple days. >> that might be the beginning. thank you so much, really appreciate it. here in new york, they are putting snow plows on garbage trucks, reconfiguring the subway system, anything and everything to keep people moving for as long as possible. they are doing the same across the region. when it comes to aviation, though, sometimes the best plan is a strategic retreat, cancelling flights earlier rather than later which might be good in the grand scheme of things, but causing so much
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chaos right now. there is a roundup of the cancellations happening really in a big chunk of the country sunland. >> reporter: the anticipation has reeked havoc. here we're at region international. this is what many travelers encountered when they got to the airport today. many delays, cancellations for those flights to new york or the boston area. and logan airport in boston, they announced that starting at 8:30 p.m. eastern tonight, they will no longer fly flights and that will last until noon potentially tomorrow. nice-wide it's a bleak picture. 2,000 flights have been cancelled and over 6400 delays nationwide. most of them were in the chicago o'hare area. all day cancelling flights most
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in the northeast corridor. american airlines 600 flights canceled, united 550 flight s cancelled, delta 300 and southwest 100. and here at region international airport, if you can see behind me, this is a main runway, it's fog foggy, started to snow. they called in an extra 40-person snow team to treat the runway, look at the airplanes. they know they have a long night ahead. >> it's great they are ready and do what they can, but the situation is bad with a lot of cancellations, and it could get worse. there is a domino effect that we see so often with so many traveling at the end of a vacation. >> reporter: this really won't go away, john. tomorrow, the airlines know that and that's why they are anticipating many delays and cancellations tomorrow, because as you said, it's the domino ripple effect that goes from one airline to the other, especially, john, when we talk about the major airline hubs,
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chicago, boston, new york, those are major hubs no matter where you fly through, you may connect. the airlines know that and the best advice they have is get to the airport early, call ahead, john? >> all right. sunlin. thanks so much. let's look at the full screen that gives us flight cancellations. american airlines, 600, u.s. airways 112, united 550, delta and delta connection, 300. south west 100. the total there up over 2,000 total flights cancelled and that's already the worst of the storm hitting the east coast and major hubs overnight and could get worse. let's go now to the weather center where alexandra steel is monitoring this and what people need to know about the bitter cold and the cold is what is a problem and will hit a large part of the county.
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lay it out for us. what are we looking at? >> i want to keep up with sunlen's theme. this is cool. these are the flights currently in the air around -- here is new york. you can see, give you a perspective, long island, connecticut, washington. the flights are flying right now. so if you kind of got in before this very moment or within the next hour, you've been okay, but otherwise, this is when the delays and cancellations are taking place, so this is the last kind of beginning of all the flights that are out there, just getting into their base camp. all right. so here is the big picture, john. here is the snow. it's gotten here into washington. it's gotten here into boston, and to new york and baltimore and providence and albany. the snow is here. we were hearing about in boston, we've seen the snow come in waves that fred was talking about. not a lot of waves after this. this will be snow. the snow is there now. accumulation totals, out in the cape where the winds will be the strongest, 6 to 8 inches. in boston eight to 16 and
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providence eight to 12, six to ten and from springfield to hartford to new york city, six to eight. where is the snow now? i'll show you what we're going to see, that's as far south as washington and getting into two to four inches. we seen the rain change over to snow. here is the picture. the bull's eye for the snow and the wind, overnight tonight and into tomorrow. tonight, you can see snow still, all of new england, southern new england and west virginia. as we head through the overnight hours, that's when the snow will be the worst coming down perhaps at one to two inches an hour but by 11:00 tomorrow, the snow is history but it will not be the winds. the winds will be strong, and that's kind of the beginning of the very intense winds and that's why we got blizzard warnings along the coast because the snow will be there. it's light and fluffy. here come strong winds. john, windchill values tomorrow morning it will feel like 15
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below in boston. it will feel like 16 below tonight and albany. >> the temperatures dropping with the windchill, even without the windchill below zero in some places, it will be ugly and uncomfortable. alexandra steel, thank you. we'll check in with you later. >> all right. just ahead, colorado's experiment in legal wising marijuana is going, where it will take the rest of the country and what it means about addiction and the health of children? we'll explore that with dr. sanjay gupta and jeffrey toobin. and the remarkable before and after picture. look at this. a guy that was missing and declared dead to alive and in custody. see how authorities say he faked his death and how they caught him. [ male announcer ] introducing new fast acting advil. with an ultra-thin coating and fast absorbing advil ion core™ technology,
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so it's been a couple days of legal recreational pot sales on the books in colorado, and the big headline seems to be sticker shock. the price of high-quality product according to denver post, tax on top of that. the reason is limited supply, and very heavy demand. >> there is no stereo type about it. there are people who are 21 and i've seen people who are 75 years old come through the door today. it's a big mix from all walks of life. i think when people get the opportunity to choose a form of recreation, a lot of people in colorado have said they would like to choose cannabis and that's what we're seeing today. >> i want to get more of what they are seeing today in colorado. let's check in with miguel marquez in denver surrounded by marijuana at a growing operation
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called canyon harvest. good evening, miguel. >> reporter: good evening. john, this is the grow facility for evergreen down the street here. these are younger plants that aren't yet budding out. there is another room over here where all the bud grows and that's the stuff they sale. it is running about $50 for 1/8th ounce plus taxes, 61, $65 for 1/8th of an ounce. if you're a colorado citizen up to an ounce. if you're from out of state, a quarter of half ounce. it's going gang busters for retailers so far. i think beyond wildest expectations at this point. medicine man, which is a large dispensary here expecting 400 to 500 customers, got over 650. they turned people away. there was a line, 100-people long all day long trying to get in to buy. there is only a hand full of
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these places open. more will come online with they get certification, licenses down. it is unbelievable, beyond expectations how it's being sold and i met people from maine, oregon, across the country coming into colorado. i didn't think it would happen that way. amazing. >> boeconomist, journalist. are there any problems now that we've had two days of legal sales? >> reporter: there are no problems with the sales. all of that has gone relatively smoothly. law enforcement reporting no concerns. that said, there are a lot of edibles coming on the market. there was an insurance didn't today in longmont, colorado where a 2-year-old girl picked up a cooky her mother said on the grass outside of their home. she ingested it and tested positive for thc. her mother said she doesn't smoke marijuana or use marijuana but she and her other child are
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subjected to a test, basically, to see if they are using marijuana. the police searched the house to make sure there was no marijuana parafa nil ya in there. doctors here saying before 2009, no kids entered the hospital for marijuana, after 2009, you have 12 kids now who have entered the hospital on symptoms of thc, john. >> these may be the problems, they are literally discovering every day there. miguel marquez in colorado. thanks so much. i want to dig into the complications here. famous recalled states the laboratories of dem mac see, well, experiment is underway in colorado and soon, also, in washington state with legal medical and political and social dimensions to talk about. here to explore them, dr. sanjay gupta and senior legal analyst
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jeffrey toobin. sanjay, clearly the laws have changed, public opinion has changed nationwide. where is the science on whether pot is addictive and what it might do to the brain? >> science is emerging but i'll preface by saying look, this has been illegal for a long time in this country. science is hard to come by. that's part of the problem. having said that, you know, if you look at addiction sort of across the board, addiction sort of means not only the idea someone is addicted to something, they will have physical withdraw if you take away the substance, but is it interfering with the way of life? do they seek out a substance and to get it, it will interfere with things they should do as part of their normal lives. marijuana across the board, 9% of people will become addicted to it compared to heroin which is closer to 23%, cocaine is in the 20s, alcohol 15, 16% depending on studies you look
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at. it is addictive, but maybe not as addictive as other substances. >> the law is setted in colorado, it is legal for regularuation l use. pot is still illegal under federal law even though the attorney general said he's not going to really prosecute pot crimes in colorado. what does this all mean? >> what it means is that colorado and washington state where it will be legal shortly are on probation from the federal government. the federal government said we are not going to prosecute individual salers and users as long as you meet several conditions and that is keep pot away from children, keep pot away from criminal organizations, organized crime, maintain sort of the general discipline of law enforcement. that's what the federal government has decided to do, and like so much of this, we'll see how it unfolds. >> sanjay, you've done so much
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work studying the evolution of marijuana for medical purposes and other things. what's your biggest concern now as it is fully legal in colorado? >> well, look, one thing we try to be careful about with report sg making a distinction between not just kids, adolescents and adults but what i call the developing brain versus the developed brain. stick with me for a second on this. our brains keep developing until the mid 20s and if you look at the science, a lot of the more concerning impact is on the developing brain. we know that kids and again, people up to the mid 20s using this regularry will have more of an impact. teenager whose smoked marijuana regularly between the ages of 12 and 38 years old lost iq points. these are hard studies to do because you're talking about
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illegal substance and survey studies. there is enough concern the marijuana in a young brain affects the brain in more permanent ways. look, you don't want to send the message this is completely harmless substance, especially to young people, and i think that would be the greatest concern of lawmakers and parents. >> jeffrey, i know you follow the wyoming highway patrol like i do on twitter and they put out a really interesting tweet a few hours ago. they said do not bring your colorado purchased marijuana into wyoming. this just shows what kind of a problem this is going to be. all kinds of tourist are going to colorado right now to buy marijuana. they have to smoke it there, right? >> absolutely or soon bring it to washington, but they absolutely have to use it there. there is a question of where they use it there. it's illegal to smoke it in a park. it's illegal to smoke it at a bar or restaurant. they have to smoke it at home or in a car. the car raises a big issue, the
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equivalent of drunk driving. that law is uncertain in colorado because they have not found a formula the way we know with blood-alcohol level in terms of alcohol, they don't know what the thc percentage is that will be appropriate for the equivalent of drunk driving. that's something to keep an eye on because that's certain to be a big issue. >> sanjay, you nodded in approval. you think there is an issue in terms of driving while under the influence of marijuana? >> what i was referring to is the idea of transporting across state lines. what we have found, you take a state like colorado who has a medicinal marijuana laws, and people will go to the state to obtain the medicine essentially for a particular condition. we followed families taking children there for epilepsy. they get the medicine over there. if it's working for their kids, it's great. what that means then, is they essentially have to move to colorado. there are medical refugees while
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they are there. they can't take the medicine back to the states. we're working on stories around this but makes for incredibly heart breaking situations and again, the craziness of the state and the federal law here. >> these laws are all so brand-new, uncharted territory. we're learning so much every day. jeffrey toobin, dr. sanjay gu a gupta, thanks for being us with. >> thank you. a quick program note, because this story has so many facets to it, 360 will explore all the angles next week in a special series of reports called "gone to pot 36 0" starting monday night. a banker accused of fraud and embezzlement who reportedly said he was going to kill himself after charges against him came to light, the fbi never bought that and turns out, they were right. we'll have details next. also, ahead, the family of a brain-dead 13-year-old girl wins time in their effort to keep her on a ventilator. the latest in the truly heart wrenching legal battle when 360 continues. [ male announcer ] this is betsy.
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investigators had no body and clue where he could be. the elaborate hoax fell apart new years eve when police stopped the long and dark haired bearded price for driving with windows too darkly tented. would you recognize this guy? >> every time i see that shot, it's -- it doesn't get old how shocking it is. >> reporter: wendy cross is among more than 100 people allegedly defrauded by price in a 40 million dollar investment scheme. a federal complaint says price confessed in a 22-page letter that he falsified statements with false returns to conceal more than $20 million in investor losses. >> it was my life savings, so, yes, it was devastating. >> reporter: cross lost $300,000. it put her foot truck business in jeopardy and left her emotionally and financially ruined, a risk she says she never suspected she was taking.
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>> it was a clean-cut, soft spoken guy that seemed extremely professional and, you know, that's how i knew him. >> reporter: in 2012 law enforcement said price told his family he was going to latin america but instead flew to key west, bought diving weights and caught a ferry. security cameras caught his last steps. the video stayed on the most wanted page in hopes he would make a mistake. did you believe he was dead? >> i never once thought he was dead. >> reporter: why not? >> i saw the footage of him on the ferry in key west and he had a backpack and suitcase with him. >> reporter: price was declared legally dead last year. now in the flesh and very much alive, price was in federal court for the first appearance, shackled by marshalls he faces
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charges of fraud. and david mattingly joins me now. david, you spoke with price's landlord. was he surprised to learn who was living there? >> very much so. in fact, he didn't know this man was wanted by the fbi until he saw his pictures on the news after his arrest new years eve. the bigger surprise actually came when he went to the house, he found a marijuana growing operation in that house he was renting to aubrey price. when investigators went in there, they took out 225 marijuana plants in varying stages of development. in charges coming from that but it might take steps towards the answer of what price was doing while he was missing. >> marijuana simply all over the news today in unrelated stories. david, one of the bigs fo quest for me, what about price's family? they didn't know anything about this? >> no one has accused them of that but right now it's very
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hard to tell how honest price is because he was talking to local authority when is he was arrested in that traffic stop, and he was pleading with them not to alert the media until his family had been notified first, saying that they didn't know that he was still alive. so, we don't know if they compiled, but we do know now that his family obviously knows that he's alive, and of course, the news media knows about it, as well. we're waiting now to find out what the next steps will be in federal court as prosecutors continue to push the case. >> i'm sure authorities have a lot of questions. the difference in the physical appearance is staggering. a fascinating story. up next for us, new developments in the heart-breaking legal dispute over a brain-dead girl whose family is fighting to keep her on a ventilator. also, an icy oddessy is one
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tonight we have new developments in a story that by every measure is hard breaking. you've probably heard about the girl, she's 13 years old and last month she suffered severe complications after having her tonsiled removed. her doctors and a judge declared her brain-dead and under california law that means she is legally dead. her family, though, believes she's still alive and could get better. they are doing everything possible to keep her on a ventilator and move lher to a
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fallacity to get the care she needs and deserves. they have settle tment talks. here is randi kaye. >> reporter: the surgery sounded simple enough, remove the tonsils, adenoids and extra tissue so she would sleep better. she began bleeding heavily from her nose and mouth and went into cardiac arrest. on december 12th, her doctors told the family she is brain-dead. >> how can she be dead and her heart beats and blood flowing through the system and responds to my voice and touch? how can a dead person do that. >> reporter: that's the question at the center of the case? is she alive as family believes or is she dead like doctors declare snd jahi is connected to a ventilator and her mother told reporters she has video of her daughter moving but the hospital
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spokesman said it's quite common for muscles to move, even when someone is deceased. he says it is not a line of life in the body of jahi mcmath. the hospital wants to remove her from the ventilator saying it has no legal obligation to treat a deceased person. an independent physician and a judge agree she's brain-dead yet her family is fighting the hospital's decision to remove the young girl from ventilator machines keeping her heart beating. >> jahi is deceased. there is no amount of hope, there is no medical instruments on this planet to bring her back. to suggest anything otherwise, is beyond misleading. >> reporter: still, the girl's mother is so convinced that jahi can recover she's hoping to transfer her to another facility that will care for her. they are in discussions with new
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beginnings in new york and an unnamed facility. >> the doctors think they know everything and if they knew everything, my daughter wouldn't be brain-dead right now. >> reporter: terry shivo has joined the fight. her brother says the brain death diagnosis was made too quickly. >> what's the rush? i mean, the brain -- the brain has been injured and it might be given some time, this young girl might be in a position to improve, and that's what the family is asking for. >> reporter: a california judge had ruled jahi was to be taken off the ventilator last monday at 5:00 p.m. but when the moment came, that same judge gave the family more time to work out a deal with the hospital. >> as a parent, who wants to know the date and the time their child will die? think about that if someone
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tells you on this day at this time your child is going to die? >> keep jahi alive. >> reporter: the rallies in support of jahi's family continues. a new deadline resumes, they have until tuesday next week to come to an agreement with the hospital, otherwise the doctors will be legally allowed to remove the 13-year-old from her ventilator. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> it's hard to hear the pain in the family's voice there. the legal and medical issues here are very, very complicated. joining me to talk about this cnn legal analyst mark car goes and an attorney and children's advocate. we heard representatives of the hospital refer to jahi as deceased because state law in california says if you are declared brain-dead, you are in fact considered legally dead but there is not a law on the flip side that prohibits continued
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ventilation of the body, correct? >> you're correct, john. there is no law that says what happens once someone is determined to be legally dead, based on that statute and it's important to also note that there is a minority in the medical community, distinguished doctors from harvard and others that believe once the heart is beating, and if there is any circumstance tory process, that someone is not dead. so even though for the most part the medical community supports the definition of lack of brain activity as causing someone to be legally dead, there are some that disagree with that and this fally says based on their religion, the fact her heart is beating means for them there is still life and a possibility that she will recover and that's what makes this issue so thorny. why is the hospital taking the stand that it seems to be taking do you think?
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>> well -- >> i. >> sorry, i was asking mark, if he could answer that. >> the definition of death under the health and safety code here, is actually kind of interesting. one of the components is brain-dead, which is what the doctors have said this young lady is -- the other is circumstance tory. the cynic in me would say the reason the doctors want her off or the hospital does is because the insurance companies no longer want to pay and the hospital doesn't want to absorb the financial downside to this. so i suppose that's one of the reasons why they are so anxious to get her out of there. you wonder about the idea, however, and i just saw the pr flak for the hospital who was in your piece that randi did, nates
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with so many people. >> how do you deal with the ethical issue and you have medical professionals struggling and the family. does the california legislature and the legislative bodies have to make more clear laws so there isn't a mirky matter give more courts and i think what the mother said is pretty powerful. she said if these doctors knew so much, my daughter who went in for a routine surgery wouldn't be brain-dead. you're asking her to further trust the decision making. i know there are independent
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examinations done but you have to ask the question if the parents can pay for this care at this hospital or this facility in new york, why does the oakland facility, why are they holding on to this little girl and refusing to allow this parent to move her to another facility if it's no financial cost to them and there is no harm being done to the young girl? >> does it expose them? >> why they are fighting this -- why are they fighting? >> you guys are both lawyers, you tell me. mark, would it expose the hospital if jahi were moved to a different facility? >> well, potentially, if there is a medical malpractice for a wrongful death suit, there is different valuations, i hate to be so scenical but one could take the position one reason they are fighting hard is because of their potential civil exposure and unfortunately, the way you value a dead 13-year-old girl is not going to be nearly as expensive as the way you would value if they sue the hospital and sue the doctor for
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life-time care of some kind. so, yes, under the law, i can see where there is an economic benefit to the hospital to take her off and have her die now. >> we should acknowledge again, the pain this family is going through and hard to talk about it in terms like this. we also understand the judge has ordered both sides back into the courtroom to try to work out a settlement. what do you see as the parameters as a possible settlement? >> well, i think we've already seen some of that because the hospital has talked about the terms under which it would allow jahi to move to the to silty in new york and the feeding and breathing tube. they talked about transportation and then clearance from the coroner. now, jahi's family attorney said we met those conditions and when we met them, the hospital turned around and said we're not going to awill you our physicians or any of our staff to assist with the insertion of the tubes. so i hope the parties can come together and agree on some
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transfer that makes sense and allows this young girl to be transferred, if this is about money as mark is suggesting, i'm no baby and i'm not naive to this and it probably is about money, i think that should be said, as well. >> well -- >> we got to run, but i do appreciate you both coming and talking about this. as i said, it's a hard discussion to have especially with the pain this family is going through. other news, an arrest in the murder of a roman catholic priest in california and news about 52 passengers aboard the ship stuck on ice in antarctica since christmas eve. their ordeal isn't over yet but there is a major development. [ male announcer ] this is the story
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a cold and icy or deal is closer to being over for passengers trapped on a ship off antarctica for ten days. all the passengers aboard the russian ship have been rescued by helicopter and are on an australian ice breaker. 22 crew members will stay on the ship until it can move again. this is a story that started christmas eve after the ship got stuck in 10 feet of ice. previous rescue attempts had to be abandoned because of treacherous conditions. over the weekend, anderson spoke to people on the ship via skype including on new years eve. they were in good spirits and kept their sense of humor despite being stranded far from friends and family over the holidays. take a look. >> how did you guys ring in the new year, we saw that video of you-all singing? >> we had a special song, came up on the top deck and broadcast
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it live. looking good. >> it's like the time of telling stories what happened. this is our odyssey and telling it as it goes along. >> speaking of spirits, have you been inviting spirits because looks like some of those folks in the video are red in the face. >> just a little bit of champagne, just a little bit. >> there has been alcohol on the ship, and, well, you know, what do you expect us to do? it's cold out there and we're alone from everyone else and yeah, we have to drink something. >> who can blame them? they are stuck in about arka. they are no longer stuck but the journey home is just beginning. matthew chance has the latest. >> reporter: this is the chinese helicopter that finally plucked all 52 passengers off the stranded
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had been in police custody earlier on the same day. the priest was found dead. "the new york times" and the guardian are calling for clemency for snowden. both newspapers called for mercy
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for snowden or a deal that would let him return to the united states from russia. and in abilene, texas a woman gave birth to twin girls one minute apart in different years. hanna was born at 11:59 on new years eve and the other was born at midnight. the ds thought one of the twins would not survive and mom calls them a miracle and mom says they will each get their own birthday parody. >> i have twins -- >> born in the same year? >> the older girl will hang it over the younger girl for the rest of their lives. i'm a year older than you. up next, the latest on the breaking news coverage, the monster winter storm slamming much of the mid west and east coast, more than 2,000 flights cancelled already. major interstates closed. this, folks, is only the beginning. we'll g a live update next. e a . . [ male announcer ] this is george.
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all right. you have to look at this. this is not some washington theme snow globe. it's actual, real life snow, lots of it. it's the white house, the u.s. capitol, lawmakers luckily for them are out on recess and president obama, warm in hawaii. that picture is just part of the breaking news. 22 states getting hit, more than 2,000 flights have been cancelled already and the worst of the snow is expected to come overnight, along with plunging temperatures. let's get one last update from alexandra steel in the weather center. looking ahead to tomorrow morning, what should people expect when they wake up? >> this, john. they will open the window and see this. eight to 12 inches in providence, six to ten from springfield to hartford. that's what you'll see but this is what you're going to feel. wagi waking up, 14 below, it will
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feel like 21 below at 7:00 tomorrow in albany and upstate new york. it will feel friday night like 14 below, 16 below. so you get the picture. there is going to be snow on the ground. temperatures even by saturday morning will feel well below zero and aexpect delays. >> stay in bed is the message. i bet fred wishes he were there. instead, he's in boston where it's been snowing for hours. fred, what is the latest? you can see fred is in the snow right there. the snow probably reeking havoc with his audio but fred telling us earlier, it's been snowing up to a foot in some places in boston. you're looking at pictures right now of the snow coming down. temperatures there could drop below zero over the next 24 hours. wind gusts on the coast would exceed 50 miles an hour.
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this is a storm that will last awhile and not just the snow that will be a problem, again, the high winds and bitter, bitter cold. stay tuned in for the latest. that does it for this edition of 360. up next, cnn films presents "march of ping wenguins." "march of ping wenguins." have a good night. -- captions by vitac -- ♪ ♪